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Congratulations America! You are now the proud owner of a new car!

I beg your pardon? Oh…you wanted to test drive it before we used your money to buy it for you? No, I’m sorry. You can’t do that. But, you can look at a picture of it for 36 hours. I’m sorry if you won’t have enough time to figure it all out. We don’t know all about it either, but we’ll explain it to you after your first payment.

Oh, by the way, you get to make payments on the car for the next four years. At the end of the four years, we will let you know what the total cost is, you continue to make the payments and then we’ll give you your car. How cool is that? Four years of payments without actually having the car. What do you mean “how much is going to cost?” We won’t have that information for you until the delivery date. You just make your payments and we’ll hold onto the car for you. One other thing, by the time you have your car with all of those payments under your belt, the car dealership will be sold, so any problems you might have will go through the new dealership.

Excuse me? Oh yes, as a matter of fact you did get a bill for your neighbors car as well. Didn’t you know? You can’t have a new car if someone else doesn’t have one too. Since they can’t afford a car you’ll have to buy it for them. After all, it’s only fair. They deserve what you’ve worked so hard for!

Disclaimer: There is every possibility that the dealership, who puts your payments into a general fund btw, will spend it all on…whatever…and before you can actually claim your car in four years, they may say the money is all gone. At that point, your monthly payment will probably increase, and you won’t be able to use the car like you had hoped.  You will have to go wait in line for repairs and the dealership will have a bunch of criteria for how you must drive – who, what, when, where and why to get maximum use of the limited use of your car.

Seriously though…I do get it. I do understand that it is NOT fair to be dropped from your insurance because of a pre-existing condition, I get that everyone should have access to healthcare at a fair price, that prescription drug companies and insurance companies are raping the nation with their greedy practices and that change is necessary – this, I do not dispute. Healthcare reform IS needed!

However, I am not alright with the tactics our congress is using to force this through. Do you know what kind of power this is going to give the IRS (for example)?

From the Washington Examiner: Health care reform means more power for the IRS

Under the Democrats’ health care proposals, the already powerful — and already feared — IRS would wield even more power and extend its reach even farther into the lives of ordinary Americans, and the presidentially-appointed head of the new health care bureaucracy would have access to confidential IRS information about millions of individual taxpayers.

In short, health care reform, as currently envisioned by Democratic leaders, would be built on the foundation of an expanded and more intrusive IRS.

Under the various proposals now on the table, the IRS would become the main agency for determining who has an “acceptable” health insurance plan; for finding and punishing those who don’t have such a plan; for subsidizing individual health insurance costs through the issuance of a tax credits; and for enforcing the rules on those who attempt to opt out, abuse, or game the system. A substantial portion of H.R. 3200, the House health care bill, is devoted to amending the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 in order to give the IRS the authority to perform these new duties.

I HOPE the Democrats are right, I HOPE me and all 54% of my fellow Americans are wrong. Right now though, all I feel like doing is curling up into the fetal position.

  1. March 22, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Do not let yourself sink into useless despair. That is exactly what Obama and the rest of the enemies of America want you to do – curl up and be silent.

    Get angry instead. Get enraged. Then take action.

    Despair is a tool that one can use. Remember always that a man or woman who is without hope is also one with no reason to have any fear. That lack of fear, combined with rage, can be a potent force for good and for the punishment of America’s enemies.

  2. March 22, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    And don’t buy the myth that this is really about health care. It was just a means to and end – Obama said it himself: “a fundamental transformation of the United States of America”.

    Let’s hope that enough of us wake up before the transformation is to far along to turn back.

  3. Steve In Tulsa
    April 20, 2010 at 10:12 am

    The vast part of the expense of healthcare is lawyer fees. If we cap settlements at one million dollars and never allow a judgement to go over that then the health care crisis will be over and prices/costs will drop to nearly half what they are today.

    That assumes democrats are not completely owned by trial attorneys like John Edwards. Of course they will never eradicate the rewards for trial attorneys so the costs will NOT ever go down. This is just a bunch of impressive smoke and mirrors to watch as government monopolizes and nationalizes your health care in the process of destroying the best health care system in the world. But, hey… it is for the trial lawyers.

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